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1913: The Year before the Storm by Florian Illies
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Slightly disjointed, 30 Aug 2013
This may seem a little unfair, but I found this book rather disjointed. I realise that in some way this is the point: what was happening in different lives at a similar point in time. Even so, a little less satisfying than I had hoped. I think this might, ultimately, be the somewhat speculative nature of the reanactment of these moments in time: i.e.
Hitler and Stalin may have been in a given park at a given time. Also, unless you are well-informed about early twentieth century art you may struggle to follow the protagonists.

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